Dauphin County Technical School is a full-time, comprehensive public career and technical high school serving Central Dauphin, Derry Township, Halifax Area, Lower Dauphin, Middletown Area, and Susquehanna Township School Districts. Students from other school districts may attend on a tuition basis. At DCTech we believe in educating the whole student by focusing on both the student's academic and career preparation.
Notices to Parents
SNOW MAKE-UP DAYS
Students, Parents, and Guardians:
Due to extreme winter weather which has forced the closing of school for several days. please note the revised holiday and in-service schedule for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year:
Friday, March 7-Act 80 Day; no students; parent conferences in the afternoon
Friday, April 4-Act 80 Day; no students
Friday, April 18-Spring holiday; school closed
Monday, May 26-Memorial Day holiday; school closed
Monday, June 9-Last student day; graduation
Tuesday, June 10-Act 48 In-service
Wednesday, June 11-Last teacher day
View the newly updated 2013-2014 school calendar which indicates all make-up days.
Parent and Guardian Informational Night:
When - Monday, March 31, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where - Dauphin County Technical School Auditorium
Click here for more information about this event.
Applications for the following scholarships are available in the guidance office.
Colonial Park Rotary Club
Harrisburg Area Community College due (03/10/14)
Home Builders Association due (03/14/14)
Mid Penn Bank due (03/14/14)
Eastern PA IT Data Managers (EPAITDM) Scholarship due (03/15/14)
Colonial Park Rotary Club due (03/28/14)
Epilepsy Foundation due (03/28/14)
Hershey Area Art Association Scholarship due (03/31/14)
SVANN Scholarship due (03/31/14)
West Hanover PTA due (04/01/14)
Pinnacle Health Auxiliary Ernest McDowell Scholarship due (04/04/14)
Linglestown Garden Club due (04/07/14)
South Side Elementary School PTA due (04/07/14)
Swatara Middle School PTO Scholarship due (04/09/14)
Harrisburg Cedarette’s #43 Scholarship due (04/15/14)
Aspiring Scholarship due (06/01/14)
Imagine America High School Scholarship Program – please visit www.imagine-america.org/highschoolscholarships
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities has many scholarship opportunities – please visit www.tfec.org
Advanced Manufacturing STEM Academies:
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is offering three Saturday hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academies to promote career awareness in high-priority advanced manufacturing careers. Click here for more information.
2014 Wolverine Log Yearbook Sale
The 2014 Wolverine Log is on sale through February 21st, 2014. The cost is $54.00. Personalization can be purchased for an additional $9.00 The yearbook includes 200 full color pages. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Custer. Click here to place your order.
2014 Gertrude Hawke Fundraiser:
DCTS is doing a school-wide Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser to benefit each class. Students were given the information in their math classes. Order forms and money are due March 4th.
Orders will be delivered the week of April 7th.
There are incentives available for Juniors and Seniors:
Juniors who sell $125 of Gertrude Hawk earn a free prom ticket
Seniors who sell $150 of Gertrude Hawk earn a free senior trip ticket
Selling $100 worth of Gertrude Hawk earns you half a trip ticket
If there are any questions, please contact Mrs. Saporita, Mrs. O’Donnell, Mrs. Schultz, or Ms. Schwenk.
Prom Ticket Sale…
Juniors and Seniors: Prom tickets are on sale from March 10th until March 28th!! The cost is $50.00 per person. You may buy your ticket in room 2202. The prom is on Friday May 9th from 6pm to 11pm. It is at the Holiday Inn on Lindle Road. If you sold Butterbraids or Gertrude Hawk and have incentives you must see Mrs. Saporita in person to arrange for your discount or free tickets. It is not assumed that you will be redeeming these incentives. Please see Mrs. Saporita to purchase prom tickets in room 2202. They will be on sale until March 28th. Please remember that all prom guests that do not attend DCTS must get approval. The form that needs to be filled out is in the office. Please do not wait until the last minute to get your prom tickets and guest approval!
Do you know that you have a Gmail account through the school? Starting this week, a weekly email will be sent to every students’ Gmail account. Be the first to reply to it and win a prize! Options include homework passes, shop clothing, snacks, and ice cream passes. Don’t know what your login information is? Refer to the gray signs hanging up around the school.
School Uniform Ordering
* PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLOTHING WILL BE SHIPPED TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS
Order your DCTS shop uniforms by visiting this link.
Applications For 2014-2015
Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available!
Printed applications can be obtained from Guidance Counselors in the Central Dauphin, Derry Township, Halifax, Lower Dauphin, Middletown, Susquehanna and Harrisburg school districts, or one can be printed here:
High School application
9th Grade application
If your son/daughter currently attends a school district not listed above, or is not enrolled in a public school (i.e., homeschooled, cyber/charter school, private school, etc.), please download and print the information using the appropriate application link.
Notices to the Community
During school hours, community members should refrain from walking dogs or utilizing the grounds of DCTS for private recreational use.
DCTS Comprehensive Plan
Click here to review the DCTS comprehensive plan.
Normality Zero Robotics Club
Check out this link Normality Zero Robotics | "Why Be Normal" to see what our Normality Zero Robotics students are up to.
2014 Robotics Competitions:
On February 28th the Robotics team will attend one of a potential three competitions this year. As we are preparing for the trip we are gathering food for lunches. We are asking if anyone would like to donate any of the following items to help defray costs. If you are interested in helping, please contact Ashley Stoner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bags of small apples
- Cartons of clementines/halos
- Bags of baby carrots
- Snack packs of chips, pretzels, etc
- Snack packs of cookies, or packs of vanilla and/or chocolate cookies to be divided
- Cases of water
- Baggies (sandwich and snack sizes)